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>> that all happens next on c-span2's booktv. >> professor robin west, author of "teaching law," talked to booktv about the robs facing law schools -- the problems facing law schools today including high costs, outdated curriculum and the lack of job opportunities upon graduation. she was interviewed as part of booktv's college series. >> host: and you're watching booktv on c-span2. we are on location at the georgetown university school of law here in washington, d.c. where we're interviewing professors who are also authors. joining us now is professor robin west. her book, "teaching law: justice, politics and the demands of professionalism." here is the cover. professor west, what does it cost to go to law school today? >> guest: oh, my lord, it costs, oh, let's see, oh, somewhere between 10 -- 120 to $200,000. many students graduate with that amount of debt or more once you figure in the cost of living. it can be a significant financial investment. >> host: is it worth it? >> guest: not all that law schools are that expensive, of course. >> host: is it worth it? >> guest: oh,
>> professor robin weiss, author of "teaching law" talked about tv about the problems is the law schools today, including data curriculum and lack of job opportunities upon graduation. she was interviewed at georgetown university as part of book tvs college series. >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. we are on location at the georgetown university school of law here in washington d.c., where we are interviewing professors who are also authors. joining us now is professor robin west. her book, "teaching law," justice, politics and the demands of professionalism. here is the cover. professor west, what does it cost to go to law school today? >> guest: my word, it costs, let the summer between 122 mag $200,000. any of the students graduate with just that amount of debt or more once you figure in the cost of living. it can be a significant financial investment. not all law schools are that expensive of course. >> host: is it worth it? >> guest: i believe it is. however, it is clearly the case to law schools are graduating too many lawyers. too many jd graduates. over the last few
:35 a.m. eastern. next, what materials can be protected under copyright law. this is from the house judiciary subcommittee on intellectual property and runs about 2.5 hours. continuemmittee will by hearing testimony and by what is here. it will present contrasting views on three important copyright issues, making it available, should broadcasters be protected with additional laws. i've also advocated that these be generously laced with common sense. it is an ingredient that is sorely missing sometimes on capitol hill. all of us are guilty. this will highlight the most important issues confronting our copyright laws. it was disturbing to hear that judges were uncertain. and how to reduce bond to this crisis. they made these available in the infringement. still theant to thunder thunder from this morning's testimony. to carefullymbers consider today's testimony. our esteemed panel of witnesses for participating in the hearing today and look forward to your remarks. i am pleased to recognize the distinguished gentleman from england. for the first time in years, there wil
, and his law degree at the university of denver, stern college of law. in addition to providing a brief overview of the book, trevor will also talk a little bit how current problems we read about with respect to the affordable care act relate to the case. next, we'll hear from professor solomon, a professor at george mason yoofort school of law where his research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political indications for constitutional democracy getting a ba degree from am hurst, masters from harvard, and juris from yale law school. he clerked for the fifth circuit judge, jerry smith, and in addition, by the way, against obamacare, i will gladly put in another plug, he's the author of another book here, "democracy and political ignorance: why smaller government is smarter," and his articles appear in scholarly journals. he's going to discuss competing constitution thal visions that were at play in the case, and also about the role of the roll of conspiracy in terms of influencing the debate that surrounded the case. we'll hear from orin, the fred ste
. we need to know how american consumers fare under current law , on-e context of digital such asransmissions peer-to-peer networks, streaming services, and music downloads. and downloads. additionally we need to know how the competitiveness of u.s. technology can be strengthened in the global marketplace under international treaties to preserve robust protection for creators. in conjunction with the testimony we have received today , this report should provide us with valuable guidance. secondly, the evolution of technology has had a major impact on the debate about copyright protection and has generated many unresolved legal issues. last friday, the supreme court granted sanctuary in a case where the nation's largest television broadcasters had reo, at suit against ae streaming video service. this decision could have a wide ranging impact on internet streaming, cloud computing and the television industry. whatever the outcome of this case, i believe the law must avoid any added consumer ramifications, including higher fees and restricted access. to be clear, moving forwa
signal theft. would these be to our copyright law or communications law? >> thank you. that's an excellent question. the law as it currently stands serve well. as i testified it serves both the public interest and serves broadcasters well. there are current developments that could change that. regulatory proceedings and a number of other court cases. this stand the law is remarkably well. indeed even conceivably joining a new broadcast treaty would not require us to change the law. thus the current statutory scream works well and i'm not aware -- i don't speak on the broadcasters i'm not aware, in fact, of the broadcasters seeking new rights. thank you. >> thank you. you work on copyright issues. what other issues do you believe are of interest to copyright owners? >> thank you. indeed the subject of the hearing is an important one including the making available right. it's important that creators are ability to secure the return on their investment and labor. and that is currently the challenge quite obvious challenge in front of all of us. i any in the long run it needs to
's a fundamental principle of our democracy. the rule of law, that states if we are to be an employer of laws and not of men we must publish government for all to know. because ignorance of the law is no excuse, and an informed citizenry must educate itself on its rights and obligations. that the law has no copyright because it is owned by the people is a principle that has been repeatedly reaffirmed by the courts. despite that principle, my nonprofit has received stern takedown notices for publishing the official codes of georgia, idaho and mississippi. at the federal level the code of federal regulations deliberately and explicitly incorporates by reference public safety codes that become binding law. as joe, the president of the american national standards institute clearly states, a standard that has been incorporated by reference has the force of law, and it should be available. my nonprofit has assembled a collection of 1000 of those public safety laws and we have made them available to the public for the first time on the internet. for that service, three standard bodies are suing us f
to be held without bail. new jersey law does not. this must change. how can we justify exposing our citizens to the risk of violent crime at the hands of those, already in custody, who we know are disposed to commit it? there is no justification for that. let us mirror federal law. pass bail reform now. >> in the past few years, we have made progress in reducing crime in new jersey. over the past decade, violent crime is down 16percent, both across new jersey, and in our 15 largest urban centers. and the state's prison population is down 20percent since 1999. but we can do better, and we must. those 15 urban centers still account for more than half of all the violent crime in new jersey, despite representing only 18percent of the state's population. for too long, camden has been one of the most dangerous cities in new jersey, and in america. the ability to put police on the street was constrained by tight budgets, low morale, and an absentee rate that sometimes reached 30 percent. under an agreement that this administration signed with the city of camden and camden county, we have regionaliz
, again, this is simply a matter of asking law faculty to not be so court-centered in our teaching and to focus instead on the legislative root of most statutory law. but more generally, it's about thinking through a little bit more clearly the connections between law and politics and the, and the symbiotic relationship between the two realms. the demands of professionalism is what we've been talking about. we need to rethink the relationship between the legal academy and the legal profession in a way that, this a way that will serve -- in a way that will serve both. the legal academy, i think, is faulted -- and for the most part i agree with the criticism -- for not paying much attention to the legal profession and for not paying much attention to the professional needs of their, of the students, the future graduates. on the other hand, the legal academy, i think, can also be faulted for not being sufficiently critical of legal profession. so we can't respond to the first problem of inattention by simply servicing the needs of the legal profession. there should be a distance betwe
for constitutional studies civil and criminal law, legal and criminal philosophy in legal history. undergraduate degree at the university of colorado at boulder and law degree at the university of denver. in addition to providing a brief overview of the book trevor will talk a little bit about how some of the current problems we have been reading about with respect to the affordable care act relates to the case. next we will hear from the a professor at george mason university school of law where research focuses on the constitutional law, property law, and the focus of popular political participation in the application for a constitutional democracy. he get his degree from amherst, master's degree from harvard and jurist doctorate from yale. he clerked for the fifth circuit judge jerry smith and in addition, by the way, to a conspiracy against obamacare, the author of another book democracy and political ignorance, weissmuller government is smarter and his articles have appeared in many scholarly journals. going to discuss competing constitutional vision is that were at play in the case and als
that no change to the copyright law was necessary because existing law already nablgdz making available right. the federal appellate court arrived at the same conclusion. it's also the case in various international agreement such as wipo and the wipo copyright treaty. think about the making evacuate right is an right to give creators the freedom to economic rights press themselves and more importantly to decide how and when they choose to do gribt and publicly perform their own works. so professors, what if any impact carving out a separate making available right to the copyright act. what effect would have on online theft would explicitly help -- or make the process easier for them to prove the work have been infringed upon. >> thank you, representative. i believe it would streamline the cases instead of having a large federal case about every activity of peer-to-peer sharing, there could be an expeditious proceeding if congress adopted my decision of having small claim court spreadings. -- proceed iings. i think it would be a change streamline the procedure and quick and fair expeditious ju
level. where do we all fit in, how does law fit in? when you get to these great big open constitutional questions, i think that that plays a role. what is the freedom of speech? 14th amendment. equal protection of the laws. no deprivation of life, liberty, or property without the due process of law. by the time they reached the supreme court, there are good arguments of both sides, most of the time. a person's background, how they see the law, how they developed over time, it does have an impact. it cannot be avoided, and i do not think it is wrong. that is one reason why these terms last a long time. different presidents with different views appoint different people. now any president who thinks that he is going to get the decisions he always wants. surely wrong. teddy roosevelt appointed wendell holmes. he ended up deciding in the wrong way in an antitrust case. they may have more luck at a deep philosophical level. even then they do not always get the one they want. san francisco, i was born and grew up in. i lived in cambridge massachusetts an awful lot of times. i have seen a lot o
. the hearing focused on what material can be protected her copyright law fiske. this is two hours and 35 minutes. >> did morning, ladies and zealand. the subcommittee will come to order. without objection the chair is to authorize to declare a recess that any time. well, our witnesses at low and our opening statements. phosphine this morning the subcommittee will continue its review varnishes copyright laws by hearing testimony concerning what is within the scope of copyright protection. witnesses will present contrasting views of three important copyright issues among the making available to let broadcast people the ticket with additional laws and how fast they are protected under the copyright law. i and others have worked to bolster our copyright laws and protect local broadcasters whenever possible. i have also advocated that these have been generally laced with common-sense. cummins says it seems is an ingredient that is sorely missing some terms on capitol hill staff. all of us are guilty of that. maintaining these philosophies has become complicated. policy an infringement are con
give you an example. nothing to do with law i discovered in france. there was a man, a high school teacher on a train. 20was carrying in a basket live snails. he taught biology. he was going to show them to the class. this was not his lunch avoided.. ,he conductor said you have to buy a ticket for the stale. look what this tariff said. no one may bring animals on a train unless there is a -- they are in a basket. then enough to buy ticket. he it was talking about cats and dogs. not snails. is this nail an animal? snail and animal> ? then you have to buy a ticket. whether high or low details or not, virtually every judge always uses the same basic tools to try to find the answer to a difficult question. you read the text. if it says animal, one thing we is it is not an caret. caret is not an animal. the text puts limits. you look to history. where did this phrase come from? thie history of the statute? third, you look at the tradition. of habeas corpus. you look at the president. there will be earlier cases that have some relevance. fifth, you look at the person. somebody had an obj
. in nigeria new laws are in place that sharply limit gay rights. the president signed legislation banning same sex marriage in that country. activists say police arrested dozens of people. israel's defence minister apologised after issuing harsh words, calling kerry obsessive and messianic and said the plan for peace between israel and the palestinians was not worth the paper it was written on. the white house condemned the comment. chris christie admits that makes were made and what he said at the state of the state speech, although thhe addressed the scandal he said bridge lane closures will not define him. >> thousands in west virginia can use the taps. freedom industry leaks, the company responsible for the spill, is under investigation. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next on al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. see you back here tomorrow night and remember you can get the latest online at >> joining the conversation is joshua landi at the university of oklahoma. and nadir hashami, director of middle east studies at the university of denver. denver. joshua
.d. laws spotlights pennsylvania today, where a judge has blocked the controversial 2012 law. will president obama push for more federal action? got a busy show for you. at lof campaign updates. interesting little abortion politics takeaway, that i want you guys to think about. >>> it's a snowy washington. wednesday, january 22nd, the "the daily rundown," and we'll start with how the weather is crippling the northeast. the snow that walloped us, still falling along the coast in some spots but it's moved out of the i-95 corridor. this is a live look at massachusetts where they're truly getting dumped on. and now, there's brutally cold temperatures. they're settling in. single digits in many places. it's going to make it tough for folks who are digging out. snow becomes ice pretty quickly when it's single digits. the worst of the storm hit new jersey and massachusetts where more than 15 inches of snow fell. a foot fell in northern delaware. more than 13 inches in new york state and more that 14 inches just east of philadelphia. now, here's what we can tell you. snow has snarled
arguments today over the rights of anti-abortion protesters. the case involved a massachusetts law that keeps activists at least 35 feet away from clinics. the court last dealt with the issue in 2000, upholding a similar law in colorado. we'll talk to our supreme court expert marcia coyle right after the news summary. >> ifill: a budget bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year is halfway home. the house approved the $1.1 trillion package today. republican harold rogers of kentucky chairs the house appropriations committee. >> a number of tea party republicans said the bill spends too much and they opposed it. nearly all democrats supported it, although jim mcgovern of massachusetts and others complained that the across-the-board cuts known as the sequester go too deep. >> while it begins to you know -- undo the sequester t does so for only two years. and we need to get rid of it foreever, permanently so with this bill we are waste deep instead of neck deep in manure, hur a, i guess. >> ifill: the senate is expected to adopt the full budget by the end of the week.
committee titled circuit court decision on fcc open internet roles is it random or is it a law. such short notice the decision came on tuesday. we've been awaiting it and wanted to do a briefing as close to the decision as possible. this is the congressional internet caucus advisory committee. we take no position on legislation or regulation but the proposition that the internet is extremely important and that we should try to insure a sound decision making so what we try to do in these meetings is any issue that affects the internet, we try to have a balanced perspective. a lot of perspectives on the issue and have a collegial issue on the topic. the so-called net neutrality rules lend itself to that type of debate. hosted in conjunction with the congressional internet caucus and its co-chairs, congressman bob goodlatte, congresswoman eshoo and senator leahy has less senator thune. i applaud the caucus for hosting the dates that pose a variety of perspectives on important issues with which they themselves may not agree so i want to applaud them for that. hash tag for today is #netneutrali
on education in america is higher education and k-12 education comes from it. somebody like to call it sign law. originally propounded as something cannot go on forever. it will stop. and frequently compress even by sign later on. you see a lot of stuff that can't on forever. one thing is the divergence between what people make when they get out of college and what it costs to go to college. ever since the '70s which is about the time the federal government got in the business of subsidizing tuition. we've had a growth in tuition and fees that has been more than double the rate growth and family incomes. that means people have made up the difference with gap. the debt being the form of federally subsidized and guaranteed student loan. before the housing bubble people would take out a home equity loan to finance junior's college. while it probably goes on there's probably less. what does it mean? it means when you graduate from college, you owe at lough money. when you graduate from college and you owe a lot of money. you need a job that pays a lot of money to pay it off. and here is a problem.
the fight for a new law across the nation. >> as far as justice is concerned, i'll let god sort that out. right now i'm working on what i think we need to work on. that's where i want to take it. that would be the justice for this to be law and standard across the nation. >> the hunt's original goal was to get 100 signatures. guess what, they have more than 400,000. joining us tonight is brian from the national emergency number foundation. we appreciate your being here and talking to us a little about this. i guess this is something that is a surprise to me and other people that 911 is not always the panay sia we think it will be. >> this is it. this is what happiness, the situation with kari's untimely death is her daughter tried to dial 911 but she had to dial 9 to get an outside line and then dial 911 after that. there's a lot of people that do not know that. >> it's not just in a hotel, but in an office. >> office, university. office complexes. you'll have that type of situation where their internal phone system requires that a code be punched in about you reach on outside line. so t
children. >> but they keep passing more laws. now we're drowning in red tape. >> i can't eat the way i want, drink water the way i want, can't poop the way i want. like a disease. like a mole. >> get out of my life. this magician must have a license for his rabbits? >> how is any normal human suosed to understand this and follow that. >> i don't have that answer. >> the constitution says i have a right to bear arms. but where i live, i can't do this legally. >> can't we get rid of some of this? the good news is that some entrepreneurs cut through the red tape. >> i chose to be a survivor, not a victim. >> so families have a better experience and i can drive a cab. >> welcome. >> all these people are combatants in the "war on the little guy." >> a certain amount of regulation is good. the problem is they don't stop. >> i would be out of business. >> with every phone call there came more bureaucratic red tape. >> our government adds thousands of new pages of law every year. that's on top of the 175,000 pages they passed in prior years. >> this is just what you see here, just the federal part.
. >> but they keep passing more laws. now we're drowning in red tape. >> i can't eat the way i want, drink water the way i want, can't poop the way i want. like a disease. like a mole. >> g out of my life. this magician must have a rabbits? >>ow is any normal human supposed to understand this and follow that. >> i don't have that answer. >> the constitution says i have a right to bear arms. but where i live, i can't do this legally. >> can we get r of some of this? the good news is that some entrepreneurs cut through t red tape. >> i cse to be a survivor, not a victim. >> so families have a better experience and i can drive a cab. >> welcome. >> all these people are combatants in the "war on the little guy." >> a certain amount of regulation is good. the problem is they don't stop. >> i would be out of business. >> with every phone call there came more burucratic red tape. >> our government ds thousands of new pages of law every year. that'sn top of the 175,000 pages they passed in prior years. >> this is just what you see here, just the federal part. states, local governments add much more than
on the tonnage clause. you have to understand that the courts are not really there to interpret the law, they do interpret the law, but the reason that the courts are there are because people get into arguments. there are billions and billions of arguments, almost all of them settled. youro not get too angry at friends are going to sit for too long. you work it out. senator kennedy used to tell his staff to go work it out to that is an attitude that we found, but that is what the courts are therefore, when you cannot do that. no country would work if it were that 99.9% of all disagree with or worked out. if there about money, family, or whatever, you go to a lawyer. the lawyer is supposed to work it out. the usually do, but not always. if they cannot, they are in court, and the court gets settlements, a huge number of them. , if they still cannot work it out -- if they still cannot work it out, maybe they will have a trial, and some appeals. of those billions of argument, some will come to us to settle. despite thet disagreement of what the correct answer is to this question, they have worked it
so she would see me when i crossed and i got outrage. to help make vision zero a law, make a law of texting while driving. any things might help by putting more count down stoplights and no right on red at certain intersections and campaigns but the most important thing is to stop distracting drivers by placing unmarked cars at corners and placing more emphasis on moving violations than parking. a parking car, a parked car never killed anyone. thank you for making this a priority in san francisco. >> thank you very much. i'm going it read a couple of more names. >> john alex, dawain, zach marks, edward and i apologize if i'm my pronouncing your name. next speaker, please. >> hello everyone, i'm crystal harris and i'm a california resident. i've worked for a company, a bicycle company in san francisco for many year and i like to share a story that happened outside of san francisco but i truly believe in san francisco as being an [inaudible] type city. if you do have zero fatalities, you will spread a social movement. my story is that. i was involved in a collision where i w
with the new laws that punish his same marriage with up to fourteen years in prison. and it makes support regained associations and clubs a criminal offense. now in the muslim dominated north of nigeria where islamic sharia law has broad support the people can be legally stoned to death. in nigeria is not alone in uganda recently passed a similar anti gay measure. reflecting a trend that applies across role either. portions of africa. now my guess today i joseph a choral piece the nigerian human rights activists. he's also the former director of the initiative for equal rights in nigeria. welcome to the interview thing happened the president of the country goodluck jonathan and he is not publicly expressed his views yet on a small yet to come and seven. a spokesman however has said something i wanna focus for a few ways to get your reaction. he said this law is in line with the people's court ruled in religious inclination and it reflects the beliefs in orientation. nigerian people he's basically saying there nigerians agree with this law they believe that gays are abnormal. even in him a
is putting the brakes on yet another key par of its health care law. this time "the new york times" reports that it's delaying a provision that would require employers to provide equal health benefits for all their employees. here with the details is peter. >> the delay again was supposed to go into effect shortly after 2010 after president obama signed the affordable care act into law. it layers the playing field by offering honor employees and their lower compensated employees her benefits. but still the irs has not qualified at each individual company, the rule has been dlanged longer. the critics are saying this is curious because they want to know how the white house can make so many changes to a law on its own. >> and here once again we have an administration that one more time without consulting congress and without legislative changes is altering their signature piece of louisiana, the affordable care act. >> quote, under the affordable care act, for the first time all group health plans will be prohibited from operating coverage to the highest pay employees. t they are working on a
that hears law enforcement in the intelligence community. their request for intelligence warrants the tools that they need to fight terrorism and law enforcement. the advocate on that, the privacy advocate that speaks up for the public's right to privacy. and overall, the president expected to emphasize the need for further transparency, and the overriding theme, as the technology advances by leaps and bounds, del, and allows the intelligence community in the united states to do things that are unprecedented and surprising to a lot of people, do the protocols and the practices keep up with the privacy that many people expect and believe is their right, not only in the united states, but it's one of the many questions here, not only in the united states, but overseas as well. and how much of this is going to go to the congress for approval? and the president will address it in the next minutes at the department of justice >> reporter: >> i don't know if you can see him, but front and from, senator patrick leahy, one of those critical of surveillance on american citizens, and he has to wonder
that caused the crisis in areas they were required to hit by the dodd frank law. now they are working their way down to some of the other areas. and also trying to fend off toempts from congress constrict the funding. thank you very much for being on "newsmakers." ♪ [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] president obama speech from friday proposing changes to the nsa government surveillance program. then mike leigh, al franken, and ted cruz discuss the program during a hearing. then chris christie state of the state address. he testifies on implementing the federal health care law. >> 300 years ago, the first pioneers crossed the oceans to a new world. a promise of a land will be located built his own house, raise the children in peace. yet in one of the great river valleys, something went wrong. three centuries later, the descendents of the pioneers were a neglected people living in a real and land. hope and the promise were dead for these children. this is one of the early projects. it was in the concept tha
federal law allows for children as young as 12 to work out in the fields an unlimited amount of hours outside of school. in any other industry, kids need to be 16 years old to be able to work. there are some exemptions that allow 14 or 15 year olds, but they are very limited hours they can work and they have to work with their school system. you don't see any of that in agriculture. as long as you're 12, you have your parent with you or some sort of permission from your parent then you're allowed to work an unlimited amount of hours. >> back in 1938, the law was mostly established for children of farm owners. more of a "i'm a farm owner, i have children, it's okay to have my 12 year old, and in many instances, my 10 year old to work in the fields with me." but that was a personal relationship, obviously. now we're looking at children working for someone else, and the law, they fall under that loophole. >> you work pretty hard out there. >> so like we can go more faster and we can leave. because it's hard to cut them and pick them. >> all over the country, children like evelyn put in l
was a driving force behind a new controversial law. he lobbied state lawmakers to suicide. >> if this bill passes i'll be comfortable knowing in my last few weeks if things become too unbearable, i can end my life. [ applause ] >> we now lead an area where other states have not gone. >> reporter: vermont's governor signed the death with dignity bill into law in may. it allows doctors to prescribe a life-ending pill. >> i have no fear that i will ask for the medication. will i get to the point where i will take it or i feel that i'm so bad that i have to take it? i don't know. >> what is it about dying this way that is more comforting to you? >> it's on my terms. >> reporter: vermont is one of five states where physician-assisted suicide is permitted. new mexico could become the sixth state if a recent court ruling is not appealed. but it is happening in other states often involving a controversial group operating in the shadows. it's called the final exit network. >> the difference between me and kevorkian, well, he liked the publicity. ours is a private thing. >> reporter: this doctor use
to ensure that law enforcement agencies will still be allowed to work alongside afghan personnel to conduct operations and investigations. we should also prioritize our efforts and combat the money laundering and narcotics that are exported from afghanistan. in 2012, the estimated value of almost $2s was billion. it is quite obvious that these ands support the insurgency criminal terrorist activities. critical that plans are in place to deal with how our counter narcotics efforts continue to deal, absent security provided by the united states military. in a report, i strongly encouraged this administration comprehensive and workable strategies to do so. i look forward to this hearing from our witnesses today that regards the counter-nikon explants. narcotics plans. we will place an emphasis on those concerns as we reduce our book print. also interested in what is working and what is not working in our efforts. >> thank you very much. i would like to introduce the witnesses and tell you how grateful we are that you are here. it is really important and we have done to prior reports. we will s
of the law let alone boutique income provisions. the idea for the law for example, we could not knife you a better benefits package than we give to brother hemmer. and the law said you have to be offered the same insurance plans regardless of your station. that can't be done because it is too hard to figure out who has a better job and so that you are scrapping the whole thing for a year. when it comes to trying to put it in companies, the consequence in the lives of ordinary americans is going to attack place. when you start regulating the way companies do the insurance, not only 80 percent of the american insurance policies. but it is your job, livelihood and income. it gets do ise. >> the devil is in the details in terms of the discrimination ban. one of the things it reads in the law, the plans must not discriminate in the favor of hilo compensated individuals. it sounds like the irs and administration are finding a hard time defining hilo compensated individuals. >> they threw stuff in the sxend say pass it anyhow and anyway. they were dumping stuff in the law and boutique provisions
as decided not to take our drug laws regarding marijuana and enforce them. if a state decides it doesn't want to live by the federal law, the president is ignoring the federal law. immigration, we looked during the bush year and whether there was authority to exempt a class of people and concluded that there was no possibility of a president legally doing that. this president has suspended a part of the immigration law for a class of people. you can suspend the immigration law for individuals based on specific facts. but you can't do it for a class. we are seeing this time and time again. on obamacare we had the waivers in 2011 and 2012. we had a year delay of the employer mandate. where was the authority to do that? they moved the dates for the sign up and the payment. they have exemptions for certain union plans. they now say the individual mandate, if your plan you wanted to keep was taken away from you, you can now declare a hardship and have a nonconforming plan. where is the authority to do that? >> i think it is pretty fair to say that whatever congress passed in terms of health care i
and seeking a fourth term. a concern about him move in ukraine where laws were passed to protest him move to the opposition is calling it -- opposition leaders spoke to antigovernment protesters in independence square just hours after ukrainian president's party ran through parliament in an attempt to curb those protests. >> braving the cold once again for what could be their last night in independence square. setbacksuffered a major when -- attempting to curb the antigovernment protests. voted on by a north -- by an unorthodox show of hands, a fine of over 15 days detention. the opposition denounced this move as an illegitimate paragraph. >> all the laws passed in violation with parliamentary procedure and therefore have no legal force. >> outside the parliament, a .how of support the president has a legitimate mandate. >> this government was elected fairly. president andour want to show a couple of other points of view. the antigovernment protests remain unmoved. for many, this threat of this new law is still not enough to scare them off. not afraid of anything because this law is illeg
: the book takes on those topics so in one chapter i offer that the law schools failed of their students and society by not centering on the justice as a topic of scholarship and teaching. we teach the law nothing about what the justice demands and requires so we need to address that and i think we can do that without a pindolol school as we know at. for various reasons they have neglected to study what i call the political route of law that in fact is the product of politics and so we need to study politics by not studying it we contribute to the tendency to denigrate politics. in other words in law school we tend to think and teach that it's the domain of the rational and the principle the end of the thoughtful while politics is the domain of the sentimental and the mean-spirited and this isn't true of either but it also fails to capture the connection between the two so partly again it is a matter of asking the faculty to not be so court center and focus instead on the legislative route but more generally it's about thinking through more clearly the connection between the politics and
including fixing issues with the health care law and raising money for democratic party committees and comes on a defeat of a bill to extend unemployment benefits to more than 1 million americans. the electoral map favors the gop which needs six seats to take back the majority. speaking at north carolina state in the last hour, the president picked up on a theme he unveiled yesterday that he'll move ahead on his 2014 agenda with or without congress. >> it's so important that we can't wait for congress to solve. where i can act on my own without congress, i'm going to do so. today i'm here to act. to help make raleigh-durham and america a magnet for good high tech manufacturing jobs that a growing middle class requires and will keep this country on the cutting edge. >> nbc news capitol hill correspondent luke russert joins us. the president and administration calling this a year of action. speaker boehner responding to what the president said his willingness to go it without congress. >> reporter: speaker boehner said if it's a year of action, move on such things like the keystone pipeline an
on the federal government to protect our children. >> okay. but they keep passing more laws. now we are growning in red tape. >> i can't eat the way i want. can't sdring the water the way i want. can't poop the way i want. >> like a disease. like a mold. >> get out of my life. this magician must have a license for his rabbit? >> they were arrested. >> how is any normal human posed to understand this and follow it? >> i don't have an answer. >> the constitution says i have a right to bear arms, but where i live you can't do this legally. >> can't we get rid of some of this? >> the good news is some entrepreneurs choose to move through this. they have better experience. even i can drive a cab. all of these people are combatant on the war against the little guy. >> certain amount of regulation is good. the problem is they don't stop. >> i would be out of business. >> with every phone call there was more bureaucratic red tape. >> our government adds 23,000 law on stop of the 175,000 he they passed. the federal parts say local government adds much more. >> lawyer jeff rose helped little guys with thi
. at one point he was photographing 50 bodies a day. the report was commissioned bay leading law firm acting for qatar, which has demanded syrian leaders bashar al-assad's prosecution. they had led prosecutions in the international court at the hague. they have claimed systemic killing of detained persons by the syrian government. it would report crimes against humanity and support findings of war crimes against the current syrian regime. but any action at the international criminal court would face many hurdles. tim friend, al jazeera. >> we go back to al jazeera's nick schifrin i. we heard the secretary of state talking about this report. what are the other delegates saying? >> reporter: well, i think the u.s. calling for an investigation just like the united nations, human rights groups called for an investigation if into this. this is a significant step, and kerry raising that and talking about those photos, as we just saw are absolutely horrific. we'll put the ball forward on this. we'll put more pressure on president bashar al-assad and the things he is alleged to have done to t
talking about, the rule of law and that we do not confiscate wealth. in the banking area, we've been doing that. look up the way federal regulators have been going after the banks and just plundering them of money for not even wrong doing. they have surrendered tens of billions of dollars to the federal treasury for an activity that is not even illegal. thing that's really troubling to me. when he talked about we do not a cdscate wealth, but federal government doing that. they do that through the strong- arm tactic of using statutes and so on. the banks have no other recourse and fork over the money. >> i don't know if you guys have an opinion on glass-steagall. >> is a tough one. >> ok, right here. >> i'm also just a private citizen. i don't know if it is part of the index, but i'm wondering if you can comment. looking at the countries up top on the list, if you could comment on what effect maybe the educational system, middle- class, immigration policies have on the fact that they are at the top of your index. thank you. >> every year, we looked at a lot of different factors and i'm real
up to reform voting laws. one demonstrator was killed and 37 wounded when someone threw a grenade into the crowd. lawmakers in ukraine have passed tough new legislation aimed at suppressing protests against the president. the law imposes a 5-year prison sentence for block cading public buildings. both the eu and u.s. have called the new law undemocratic. leaders are calling for a big rally on sunday to protest. >> kiev protesters refused to be silenced. they're back on the streets a day after parliament passed laws. that legislation has outraged demonstrators. >> they've banned us from wearing hements, from covering our faces, and frol holding rallies in kiev. this is nothing more than a dictatorship, a police state. >> we must protest peacefully. but that means a protracted struggle. in the end, the people will win because the authorities represent just a very small percentage of the ukrainian population. >> brussels is supporting ukrainians' right to protest. the eu has condemned the new laws. >> the changes are deeply concerning for us and we are deeply concerned about them, th
of the requirements of the law. >> exactly. >> however, i'll make a prediction for you. a surprise prediction. keep something in mind. individual insurance, the insurance companies have wanted out of that business for years. they don make money. small business, they do make money. you watch. there will be an accord between now and october. mainly for the reason you just raised. nobody wants to go in the election with the issue being a problem. there will be an accord, that will smooth the way so it works out much better than it did last year. >> steve, i wonder if the republicans would want an accord. this coming right before the election. the fact is we have seen 6 million individual policies affected by obacare. we're about to see 40 million people affected by this change, because of obamacare. >> yeah. in terms of an accord you don't have to worry about the republicans or the congress, they'll just do it anyway. why let the law get in the way? but in terms of impacting small -- >> we're going to talk about that in the "c" segment. go ahead. >> in terms of the small businesses, this is hurting th
to pass a law requiring direct access to emergency services. when my 9-year-old granddaughter told me 'i tried and it didn't work,' i felt guilty and i felt like as adults it was our job to make sure it didn't happen again." his efforts caught the attention of the federal communications commission who's commissioner vowed this week to look into the matter. in a statement ajit pai said carrie is gone but the death is not in vain to take action if someone calls 911 they connect with the emergency personnel. with the national emergency number association dedicated to improving 911 services says that the issue is more common than people may think. >> so for every day goes by without the federal legislation to resolve this problem, millions of americans in hotels and college dorms and office buildings are put at risk. >> updating the systems could potentially save lives. after learning about the incident, the hotel general manager took matters into her own hands at the newly opened hotel in long view, texas. configuring the phone systems to directly access 911 took just hours she says. >> w
, what weight we should give to law enforcement tools, and what weight we should give to military covert action tools. extent to a great addressing that question, which this a set of law enforcement problems where you hold the power of the president in reserve. or is this fundamentally a military conflict that you use law enforcement as an occasional, or even frequent, tool of military struggle. as are very different models of how you think about it. what theddressing dominant component is. and we do not agree on a. that is where the conversation is so hard to have. that is an honorable reason to have trouble having the conversation. i want to speak to the other question. one of the principal parts of , ifcurrent environment is you think that in the absence of the renewed aumf that we will drift to something that looks like peace, you feel differently that if youoject believe what i believe that in the absence of that legislation, low intensity conflict over low periods of time. that is the likely outcome. we are going to have a militarily active group. it will look like war a lot of the
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